Norwich v Newcastle: Debuchy Starts
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Mathieu Debuchy makes his Newcastle debut on Saturday as they travel to Norwich in the Premier League
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter
Mathieu Debuchy makes his Newcastle United debut on Saturday as they travel to Norwich City in the Barclays Premier League (3pm kick-off).
The French international right-back signed from Lille eight days ago and manager Alan Pardew has wasted no time in naming him in his starting line-up to face the Canaries at Carrow Road.
Debuchy's inclusion is one of six changes from last weekend's disappointing FA Cup third round exit at the hands of Brighton, with the Magpies' team this time out showing much more experience.
On the substitutes' bench there is a place for fit-again midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who is in the squad for the first time since undergoing groin surgery back in November.
Norwich City (4-5-1): Mark Bunn; Russell Martin (c), Sebastien Bassong, Michael Turner, Javier Garrido; Anthony Pilkington, Bradley Johnson, Alexander Tettey, Robert Snodgrass, Wes Hoolahan; Simeon Jackson
Substitutes: Declan Rudd, Leon Barnett, Ryan Bennett, David Fox, Elliott Bennett, Harry Kane, Grant Holt
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; James Perch, Vurnon Anita; Gabriel Obertan, Sylvain Marveaux, Jonas Gutierrez; Papiss Cisse
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Manchester)